New German visa law for international workers

New German visa law connects with skilled immigrants better

German Work Visa rules

If you are looking to work in Germany there’s good news you could use. Now, Germany has implemented a new law granting visa relaxations to workers in specific job categories like nurses, IT specialists, and workers with a certificate of vocational training. There are sops for workers in other technical jobs too, who are in high demand in Germany.

The new law is called Fachkraefteeinwanderungsgesetz. This translates to “Skilled Workers Immigration Law” in English. This was implemented in March 2020. Under this law, if you are sufficiently qualified and can speak a practically sufficient level of German, you could get a 6-month visa that you can use to seek a job in Germany. Such language proficiency means you can:

  • Understand and participate in conversations on familiar matters like school, work, leisure, etc.
  • Comfortably deal with situations arising during travel in German-speaking countries
  • Express yourself with ease and in a simple and coherent manner when talking about familiar topics and matters of interest on a personal level
  • Report events and experiences, describe hopes, ambitions, and dreams and make explanations and short statements as well

If you have passed vocational training that levels up with German standards, you will be given a Germany work visa. But for this, you will additionally need to pass a German language test of at least B1-level. This test is offered and managed by the Goethe Institut.

Another good thing about the new law is that it has created a new agency to accelerate visa processing, having it done within 3 weeks instead of 6 months.

This move is a result of a lack of skilled workers in various sectors in Germany. Major sectors include IT, health and nursing, and gastronomy. Nurses are quite high in demand, critically required to be precise, as the elderly population in the country is growing.

Let’s run our eyes through certain survey results that indicate this urgency:

  • A survey conducted by the trade union Verdi in collaboration with 3 associations of nursing agencies found that as of December 2019, over 50,000 nurses were needed for service in German hospitals.
  • The German Economic Institute did a study that calculated that there will be a need for 307,000 caregivers and nurses by 2035.
  • The same survey estimates that around 4.53 million people will need professional health care services by 2060. No wonder nurses are so dearly needed in Germany!

Coming to the IT industry, Bitkom, a digital industry lobby group, has estimated that Germany has a void of 124,000 IT experts that it needs to fill. So, IT professionals who can take up this opportunity can work in Germany with excellent prospects.

A lot of professionals from Asian countries like India have now got the opportunity to make it big in Germany. It’s time to go for Germany migration.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Germany, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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